El Toro was patient and reversed his erratic start at Inter. Photo: REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo.
Lautaro Martínez’s 2022 is characterized by the irregularity of his returns. It’s that, in the Inter shirt, the Bulls though he lost ownership while on the Argentine National Team took confidence and became more and more a major piece. The fact is that the environment up front is driving the possibility of leaving the Milanese club and, in the next transfer market, it could become a reality.
If anything, it was this irregularity that marked his semester more than the Albiceleste he always paid for- found the striker from Bahia in a good moment with four goals were converted to their last three commitmentsincluding a brace on the classic against Milan and a goal to seal the win against Romelast Saturday.
Lautaro and a dream week in Serie A. (EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI)
As for his possible departure, the front pages of major Italian newspapers are flooding their pages weekly with a variety of options, though the most accurate seem to be Arsenal in England and Atlético Madrid by Diego Pablo Simeone. Having Lautaro for next season is one of “Cholo ”’s priorities, but the price discussed by many, will no longer be valid for Inter.
Just a few weeks ago, there was talk that the Milanese team wanted 60 and 70 million euros to free his scorer, but his good gift could change the position of the Italians, that they will now need an offer of at least 80 million euros. The fact is that this change will hurt Atlético, who are looking for a scoring center-forward against the clock.
Lautaro Martínez, one of Cholo’s goals for next season. (REUTERS/Juan Medina)
Despite this change in Inter’s claims, it needs to be clarified that the Italian club is going through a delicate moment in the institution, since February 14, UEFA opened him a file on the consideration that he violated financial fair play. This way, the Nerazzurri will have to remove some players, and one of the targets is Lautaro.
De Paul and his role in Lautaro’s possible departure
Living in a similar situation to Lautaro Martínez, although in Spain, is Rodrigo De Paul, who since his arrival at Atlético de Madrid has alternated good and bad, but has never been able to establish himself in the headline. The midfielder is undisputed on the National Team, but not at his club, and will be in the plans of an Inter who plans to include him in negotiations for Lautaro.
De Paul arrived at Atlético in mid -2021, and since then, he has played 43 games, scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists.. In most of these games, the midfielder saw the action coming off the bench, and despite a good start, he didn’t end up accepting the “Cholo” scheme.
From Paul and Lautaro, teammates from the Selection, and stars in what promises to be one of the novels in the transfer market. (Photo by Javier Torres / POOL / AFP)
Thus, the possibility of Rodrigo De Paul coming to Inter as part of the payment for Lautaro Martínez’s pass requires more and more strength. And, just a few months before the World Cup starts in Qatar, Two of the Argentine National Team figures could be part of a barterthough it all depends on Atlético and how willing he is to negotiate for “Toro”.